1690 JOINT RESOLUTIONS
(Senate Joint Resolution 1)
Senate Joint Resolution requesting the Legislative Council or one of
its Special Committees to restudy the provisions of the Corrupt
The General Assembly is requesting the Legislative Council or one
of its Special Committees to restudy the provisions in the Corrupt
Practices Act which are part of the election laws of this State.
A revision of the Corrupt Practices Act was made by Chapter 744 of
the Acts of 1965. Considerable uncertainty has arisen from all parts
of the State concerning the contents and application of this law
enacted in 1965.
For example, there was much confusion over the portion of this
Act requiring candidates to submit the names of their treasurers
within seven days after filing for office. There was much question
whether this provision is mandatory or simply directory, and in the
absence of a ruling from the Attorney General of Maryland, court
cases were filed involving this point.
Candidates for office have stated that the Act of 1965 is confusing
in its requirements concerning the amount of money which may be
spent by a candidate and the proper manner of reporting these
In these and other respects there has been widespread suggestion
that these laws should be restudied and rephrased; now, therefore,
Resolved by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the Legis-
lative Council or one of its Special Committees is requested to restudy
the provisions of Chapter 744 of the Acts of 1965 and to submit to
the General Assembly a proposed revision of the Corrupt Practices
Approved May 4, 1967.
(Senate Joint Resolution 2)
Senate Joint Resolution requesting the Governor to create
by Executive Order a Management Advisory Council for the pur-
pose of promoting effective coordination among the large depart-
ments of Maryland's State government.
Whereas, The government of the State of Maryland has been
growing rapidly in recent years, as is evidenced by the tremendous